15 days in Jacksonville & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

15 days in Jacksonville & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Start: Jacksonville, United States
1
Jacksonville, United States
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
East End, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Jacksonville, United States

6
nights
Jacksonville, United States

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jacksonville: Daytona Beach (Beach at Daytona Beach & Daytona International Speedway), St. Augustine (The Ximenez-Fatio House, Flagler College, &more) and Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island Museum of History & Fort Clinch State Park). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jacksonville day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Jacksonville International Airport, Daytona Beach International Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport. August in Jacksonville sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to East End.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Amelia Island
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St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
East End, U.S. Virgin Islands

East End ©
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On the 8th (Sat), kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sapphire Beach. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Magens Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read East End online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jacksonville to East End takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Jacksonville to East End, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in East End, with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in East End

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie, Magens Bay
Highlights from your plan
Magens Bay ©
Magens Bay
Coral World Ocean Park ©
Coral World Ocean Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Cruz Bay is known for adventure, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Trunk Bay Beach, contemplate the long history of Annaberg Sugar Plantation, look for gifts at Vibe Collection, and stroll through Cinnamon Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cruz Bay road trip website.

You can drive from East End to Cruz Bay in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Virgin Islands National Park, Vibe Collection, Caneel Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Trunk Bay Beach ©
Trunk Bay Beach
Maho Beach ©
Maho Beach

3
nights
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
St. Croix is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Buck Island Reef National Monument, contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, kick back and relax at Cane Bay, and explore the activities along Isaac Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Croix day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cruz Bay to St. Croix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. August in St. Croix sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks Wildlife Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Buck Island Reef National Monument ©
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Fort Christiansvaern ©
Fort Christiansvaern
Isaac Bay ©
Isaac Bay

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